Wednesday, August 09, 2006
~The Pleasures of Knitting~
Knitting is fun! Knitting is "in"! Knitting is relaxing! Knitting is not hard!
When I was 16 years old, an older lady in my church wanted to teach me how to knit. I went over to her house and learned how to cast on, knit, and purl. However, that was all I learned. I didn't know how to follow a pattern at all.
I kept my needles, and when I was first married, I made myself a scarf, of quite odd proportions--very wide and very long. Then Kevin wanted me to make him a scarf. I didn't want to just knit back and forth, so I went to the library and looked around. All the adult books were just too complicated looking!
So I went to the children's section and found this book:
I brought it home and learned so very much! It was so easy to follow, and easy to understand.
Tonight I stopped by the library, and quickly browsed through the children's section. I found another book that is very good as well:
If you would like to knit, but don't know where to start, both of these books are great starting places! They aren't in depth, and the projects are geared towards children, but like I said, they are both great as a starting point. Don't be afraid of making mistakes! I've "frogged" many a project...(rip it, rip it).
Click here for a nifty website that has video clips to teach you how to knit.
Picture of books from amazon.com.